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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
The latest research on cat and dog genetics—and its related impact on health and breeding—will be presented by more than a dozen world-renowned experts at a two-day conference on September 27-29 in Boston, Mass.
With reports of pet obesity, diabetes and cancer on the rise, officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AmericanvAnimal Hospital Association (AAHA) and more than 90 organizations across all levels of the veterinary profession have joined together to form Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), in a public information campaign urging pet owners to schedule annual checkups for their cats and dogs.
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year.
Over the last 18 years the AKC Canine Health Foundation has funded nearly $30 million dollars in canine health research. Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, and we have been persistent in our efforts. The character trait of persistence is shared across research in general, from those of us who fund the research, to the investigators that do the research, to our donors who have invested in seeing our mission through to the end.
Catherine Hentz is Robin’s 11 year old daughter. At four years old Catherine was diagnosed with epilepsy. Catherine’s seizures typically occur at night and they are frightening for the whole family. In an effort to comfort Catherine she started sleeping in her parent’s bed. One night Robin was awakened by Corey tossing and turning in his crate, which was in her bedroom. Eventually, Corey began barking.
The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.
The condition Tracheal Hypoplasia and how to manage it.
The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.
This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.
A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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In this podcast we hear from Dr. Jan Bellows of All Pets Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. Dr. Bellows is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Bellows received his DVM from Auburn University and completed a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is the current President of the American Veterinary Dental College and in this podcast he discusses periodontal disease and dental health in dogs.
For more information about maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your dogs as well as approved dental products, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.